Apricot Hotel

Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:18 D:2 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey | Hotel
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Serendipitous Mistakes...

A travel blog entry by tandc2007

Woke up early to the melodious sounds of the call to prayer. Today was the start of Ramadan, when all good Muslims (and a surprisingly large number of fallen ones as well) observe total fast from dawn to dusk - no food, no drink, not even water, no smoking. We were told that it means everyone gets very grumpy - particularly from the no smoking! We …

More Walking and Exploring

A travel blog entry by tandc2007


Woken up at 5 am with the prayer call - loudspeakers right outside our room!! And a very enthusiastic caller - went on for at least 5 minutes!! However, went right back to sleep and woke up again in time for a great breakfast on the terrace watching the early morning light hit the house and rock formations of Goreme. The village is literally built …

Interlude - Musings on Istabul

A travel blog entry by tandc2007


Interlude - Musings in Istanbul We have had a great time here in Istanbul and Mehmet and Hakan who run Hotel Apricot, where we have been staying, are a good part of the reason why. They are so friendly and helpful - ans their help is really worth having - before the hotel, Hakan was a highly recommended tour guide for the whole of Turkey and Mehmet …

Palace, spice market and roof top dessert

A travel blog entry by belinda-ben


... have lunch. Ben put us on a budget, when we sat down he decided he wanted a beer with lunch so was ready to break the budget. The girls stood strong and while the girls had nice turkish meals, Ben had the cheapest thing on the menu, pasta, so he could add the beer to his lunch.

We then headed to the Bazaar to try get a scarf, after a lot of looking and bartering Belinda ...

Saturday is Admin Day - ZZZZZZZZ

A travel blog entry by gibbslocates


... then becomes a hassle as the UK bank wont allow the money withdrawl to exceed the usual UK limit. We just about scrape the money together ....all this for a saving of 30 quid...then again 30 pounds will go a long way in India.

We can now breathe a bit easier, but it has been a hassle today. All part of the joy of being on the road folks. Tomorrow we plan to relax a bit and intend to get on a boat for a tour of the Bosphorous Sea. Earlier in the day ...

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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding